Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami’s Mega-Magnet, opened its doors in 1997 as a $32.3 million facility. Coral Reef is located in the Southwest of Miami-Dade County adjacent to the Richmond Heights community on 59 beautifully landscaped acres. Two open courtyards enhance the ambiance of the school environment. The campus includes a seven-acre community park, four outdoor basketball courts, six tennis courts, a quarter-mile track, football and soccer practice fields, and softball and baseball fields. In additional, there is an agriscience land-laboratory containing a greenhouse, garden, and aquatic and small animal areas. Large gatherings of students, parents and community members can be comfortably accommodated in the state-of-the-art school auditorium, which seats 804, and the gymnasium, which can accommodate over 2,000 people. The building itself measures 306,000 square feet excluding the courtyard, which measures over one acre. The initial budget was projected at $64.5 million, but when completed on June 19, 1997 the project required less money.